It is 25 years since Francis Tibbalds’ seminal ‘Making People-Friendly Towns’ was first published.

In Francis’ own words, from the preface of his book:

“It has always been easy to identify past mistakes. It is altogether more difficult to prescribe better ways of approaching the problem of making urban areas more user-friendly.”

This forum welcomes you to join The Conversation – A celebration to mark 25 years since the book was published.

It aims to stimulate debate and propose practical suggestions for continuing his work, to make sure that we create people-friendly places in the future.

Join The Conversation – And put people back at the heart of current debate.

This site brings together the different ways people engage with the theme of ‘Making People Friendly Towns’ under the following headings: